The other 1917

Premiering at the 2020 Rotterdam film festival, João Nuno Pinto’s MOSQUITO is an provocative, if derivative, odyssey into the heart of colonial darkness

Jorge Mourinha
the flickering wall
4 min readJan 24, 2020

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MOSQUITO, Portugal/France/Brazil/Mozambique 2019, 122 minutes. Starring João Nunes Monteiro, João Lagarto, Filipe Duarte, Josefina Massango, Sebastian Jehkul, Ana Magaia and Camané. Directed by João Nuno Pinto; screenplay by Fernanda Polacow and Gonçalo Waddington, from a story by Pinto. Leopardo Filmes/Alfama Films, premiering in the Big Screen Competition at IFFR 2020.

1917? Mosquito, which actually is set in 1917 and is premiering this week at Rotterdam’s IFFR festival, is the real thing.

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